Winter Cycling - Winter Clothing
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02-11-10, 11:25 PM
I feel kind of silly posting this from Southern California, but I have no cold weather bike clothes. We certainly don't have the below freezing temperatures, but we do get wind and weather that certainly feels cold if you aren't prepared.
I have my short or long-sleeved jersey, arm warmers that aren't very warm, short or long legged bibs and gloves with the fingers sticking out. I have one jacket which is a shell that not only stops the wind, but since it doesn't breathe at all, I sweat even when it is cold.
What should I be wearing in the cold and the wind?
02-11-10, 11:30 PM
Maybe start by adding a wind proof skull cap and a wind resistant fleece vest...
Read this for some clothing and layering tips --> http://www.civiacycles.com/civiaweather.php
It may help.
02-12-10, 05:40 PM
You might also want to check out the Today I Wore sticky.
02-17-10, 07:22 AM
vent that jacket
02-17-10, 02:05 PM
You'd probably be surprised at how little I wear even when it's well below 0 F.
There are 3 or 4 things I'd add to the list of garments you already have.
1. A base layer like Under Armor Cold Gear. There a lots of other options besides Under Armor.
2. A skull cap
3. A wind-resistent rather than a wind-proof shell.
4. A fleece pullover to wear between the base layer and shell
Do the tights you have keep your legs warm enough? If not just throw some wind pants over the top of them or if you want to stick with cycling clothes get some thermal weight tights.
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